The reasons for the season were revising district boundaries and health care – but the biggest news to come out of the North Dakota State Legislature’s recent special session addressed a few matters that are at the forefront of many North Dakotans’ minds.
The Center-Stanton School Board addressed with concern a Nov. 2 incident that occurred at the elementary school when a parent entered a classroom unexpectedly, causing disruption during school time.
The Bakken Oil activity seems to be getting closer and closer to home. Already, Center is experiencing more traffic related to North Dakota’s oil boom. With the four new gravel pit permits approved in the county, city and county roads can expect an even greater increase of truck traffic. Those pits will be supplying some materials to the Bakken region, as well as local needs.
EPA control, a vote to eliminate property taxes and the growth of the oil industry were all major topics for discussion during the annual Coal Conversion Counties meeting Oct. 26 at Washburn’s Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.
You’re invited. That’s the message that the community of Garrison and the Dickens Village Festival want to share with the readers of the Center Republican.